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POINT TO POINT WIRELESS SOLUTIONS GROUP Cambium LINKPlanner User Guide Version 4.7.2 Accuracy While reasonable efforts have been made to assure the accuracy of this document, Cambium Networks assumes no liability resulting from any inaccuracies or omissions in this document, or from use of the information obtained herein. Cambium reserves the right to make changes to any products described herein to improve reliability, functio
    POINT TO POINT WIRELESS SOLUTIONS GROUP   Cambium LINKPlanner User Guide Version 4.7.2  Accuracy While reasonable efforts have been made to assure the accuracy of this document, Cambium Networks assumes no liability resulting from anyinaccuracies or omissions in this document, or from use of the information obtained herein. Cambium reserves the right to make changes to anyproducts described herein to improve reliability, function, or design, and reserves the right to revise this document and to make changes from time totime in content hereof with no obligation to notify any person of revisions or changes. Cambium does not assume any liability arising out of theapplication or use of any product, software, or circuit described herein; neither does it convey license under its patent rights or the rights of others. 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Trademarks All product or service names are the property of their respective owners.  ContentsContents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1List of figures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 1 About This User Guide 7 General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9Purpose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9Contacting Cambium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10Feedback on LINKPlanner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10Cambium Networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10Reporting problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10Warnings, cautions and notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 2 Getting started 13 LINKPlanner Concepts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14NLoS and LoS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14Architecture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14Inputs and Outputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14User Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15Installing LINKPlanner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16Windows Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16Mac Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16Quick Tutorial - PTP Unlicensed Band . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17Creating Project, Sites and Link (Unlicensed Band) . . . . . . . . . . . 17Updating Profile with Obstructions (Unlicensed Band) . . . . . . . . . 21Adjusting Configuration and Requirements (Unlicensed Band) . . . . 22Quick Tutorial - PTP Licensed Band . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25Creating Project, Sites and Link (Licensed Band) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25Updating Profile with Obstructions (Licensed Band) . . . . . . . . . . . 28Adjusting Configuration and Requirements (Licensed Band) . . . . . 30Quick Tutorial - PMP/HCMP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32Creating Project, Access Points and Subscriber Modules (PMP) . . . . 32Updating Profile with Obstructions (PMP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39Reviewing Performance and Adjusting Configuration (PMP) . . . . . . 41 3 Using LINKPlanner 43 i  Starting the Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44Main Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44Options (Preferences) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45Project Toolbar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50Project Navigation Tree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51User Interface Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55Copy and Paste . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55Managing List Views . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57Projects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61Creating, Saving and Viewing Projects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61Project Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62Offline Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66Importing Path Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71Project Templates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72Sites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73New Sites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73Sites List. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73Viewing and Updating Sites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73Copying or Importing Sites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74Creating Sites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78Displaying the Sites List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79Site Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81Profiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84Obtaining Link Profiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84Adjusting Link Profiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86Link Profile Adjustment Examples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94Bill of Materials for Project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106Viewing & saving the project BOM file . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107Project Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109Available Antennas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 TDD Synchronization List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110Custom Fields . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112Formatting Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114Equipment Templates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118Channel Plans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122BOM Estimator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123Best Server Analysis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130Exporting and Reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137Exporting Data. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137Creating Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 4 Planning PTP links 142 Links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143Importing PTP Links from a Spreadsheet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143Pasting Links from Spreadsheet Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146Creating PTP Links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147Displaying PTP Links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148Link Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151Link Description and Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151Profile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158Configuration at Each End . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159 ii
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